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Their Emigration.

James Richey and family lived many years on Richland Creek, now Licking River, in Kentucky. They moved from their home in Kentucky march 27, 1813, and descended Licking River in a boat to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they remained a few weeks and then left Cincinnati on a steamboat and arrived at Naples, Illinois, where they remained for a few days, then moved to their new home, where they arrived May 7, 1831, near Perry, Pike County, Illinois. That part of Illinois was then a wilderness.

About the first of November (I think it was the fifth), 1835, Stuart Richey and Caleb Richey, in company with their uncle, W. I. Richey, and his family, emigrated to Iowa. James Richey and the rest of the family left Pike County, Illinois May 12, 1836, and they arrived May 19 at their new home in Iowa, about three miles northeast of Salem and about one mile from the Skunk River.

In the spring of 1848 the whole family (except those married) moved to Salem. April 14 and 16, 1852, Stuart Richey, Caleb Richey and James Akin and their families left their homes in Iowa and emigrated to Oregon.

Written in Salem, Iowa, May 9, 1859, by James Richey to Caleb Richey. (Per copy P. & R. R.)

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